Michael Peress’ research interests include voting behavior, legislative institutions, electoral systems,
methodology, and formal theory. He is currently working on a major project."Accuracy and Bias in Media Coverage of the Economy and Analysis of 16 Developed Democracies,"
this looks at media coverage of the economy and coverage of growth unemployment and
inflation across 16 countries. Along with that he is currently researching the effects
that television advertisements have on candidates in presidential primary elections
and currently studying representation, campaign finance, political advertising, clientelism,
economic voting, and media coverage of the economy